Skip to comments.Pollwatch: Obama convention bounce continues to grow
Posted on 09/08/2012 2:44:00 PM PDT by Arthurio
President Obamas post-convention bounce continued to grow Saturday, as new polls showed him widening a lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Obamas lead over Romney among registered voters grew to 49%-45% in Gallups tracking poll. The 49% for Obama was his highest point in the survey since late April. It represented an increase of 1 point since Friday and a 5-point swing from Romneys 47%-46% lead in the Gallup survey just before the Republican convention began.
The poll combines small samples taken each night to present a seven-day average. Since three of the nights of the survey period preceded the Democratic convention, Obamas lead in the survey is likely to grow further.
Gallups measure of job approval also continued to improve for Obama, with 52% of adults surveyed saying they approved of his performance in office, compared with 42% disapproving. That survey uses a three-day average.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Gallup accepting a deal they couldn’t refuse?
I’ll wait for Rasmussen.
Jimmy Carter was looking good as well.
I dont believe it, Gallop is in the tank for Obama(especially after being threatened by Axelfraud) this is all about making people feel so terrible that they think Obama has won that they wont bother voting. It worked in 2008, it wont work again
Wasn’t Gallup threatened by Axelrod, the Chicago thug hitler look-a-like?
A five point swing isn’t much of a bounce. If that’s all Obama can muster then I don’t think it bodes well for him.
Which helps to explain why, after 20 years, people in this country still continue to fall for those Nigerian email scams.
OTOH the “looters and moochers” might be getting worried.
After the 2008 conventions, McCain got a 6 point bounce. Barry only got a 4 point bounce. Look at how much the post-convention bounce helped McCain. LOL!
Well if it wasn’t true would we expect them not to report it? Guess they found the right mix of polled to get the desired results. I took a poll here and it’s 100% not for Obama. 4 to zip. I took another poll and found that none of the four were polled in the articles’ poll. Imagine that.
Gallup was threatened with a lawsuit on some long-forgotten issue by General Eric Holder if their numbers didn’t start looking good for Barry toot sweet. You can ignore anything they say from now on and study other polls.
This was put out WAY too soon. Sure, the numbers are tumbling all over the place, but in a week it will sort out.
The internal polling numbers for the White Hut STILL don’t look all that encouraging for the Current Regime. Not even George Soros’ money can completely close the gap.
And isn’t there a SECOND person who stands to gain from a “post convention” bump in the numbers? There hasn’t even been an accurate reading on how Clint Eastwood did in terms of favorability after his “chairside” chat with an imaginary Obama.
Lies, damned lies, statistics, and Gallup polls!
When Gallup wants a pro-Obama poll they stop polling likely voters and just poll adults. That’s what this is.
That’s ludicrous. Even if the poll margins were true and everyone with a functioning brain knows they aren’t, it’s no longer a growing convention bounce. If so, when does that effect end? Tomorrow? Monday? November 6th?
Where did you hear this? I had heard rumors of this a few weeks ago; just curious if you heard it recent days.
tout suite not toot sweet
You can believe nothing propagated by the main lining media and their fences...
It is a 7 day poll. As more good Romney days drop off the sample, Obummer’s spike could grow. On the other hand, the unemployment numbers could impact it in the other direction.
The Democrats ran a convention designed to excite their base of rabid leftist supporters, who had been demoralized. Not much in the way of red meat came out of the GOP convention.
Why would he get a bounce?
Half their speakers came across as nuts or insane and the other half lied their rear ends off. He had no REAL record to claim and had no real plan to solve the problems he has created during the last 3.5 years......
Obama YOU ARE FIRED!
A dubious poll just intended to demoralize the anti-communist side. Don’t believe this for a second.
Well, a bounce (by definition) has a down side. We’ll have a different picture by next Tuesday.
Rasmussen has Obama up , too .
Have you looked around at your neighbors’ lately ? The USA is close to 40% non-white & they are not buying what we are selling. Somehow the GOP has even lost the Asian vote ! And then there’s the welfare crowd & government workers & on & on it goes.
What a shock !
What! You mean if I don’t wire $10,000 to Timbut Nasir Abba in Abuja by Monday, Obama will win the election? Damn, this is serious!
US is not 40 non white.. current stats from US Census;
That s wrong. The USA is 63.4% white. That figure you gave is counting Hispanics who claim to be white. Go to the U.S. census page to see the figures.
Another website (linked from World Net Daily)
Barack Obama approval rating at 15-month high, poll says
Did you see this...
It's the same sort of thing with this Gallup fantasy poll.
My first cousin worked on a number of GOP house and Governor races and they would see these slanted polls from QU or Marist or PPP and just laugh.
The polls were cooked to whatever media outlet ( newspaper, local TV station) requested them
to look like.
Another trick is to poll in selected Dem voters districts to get the desired results. Gallup has always been a pro Dem shop so I don't know why the DOJ issue would impacted their unusual slanted poll games. I am surprised DRUDGE is headlining this Dem party garbage. I would love to know the real internals in key states.
Perhaps...but they leave out the negative economic report which came after the convention.
I guess the media's strategy now will be to use this polling data as the current news to replace any further reporting on the abysmal economic report.
A 52% approval among adults? That’s not even as relevant as registered voters.
The LA Times is probably conducting their poll at the border, as the illegals are crossing over from Mexico.
I agree. PsyOps.
Some Hispanics are white. I have two sisters in law that fit that description...and five nieces and nephews...and they’re all Conservatives.
In general most non-whites vote against the GOP. Simple fact. Hispanics are about 16% of the population & growing fast as we all know. Nevada & Colorado are trending away from the GOP because of Hispanic immigration.
2 points but they say that Obmama has been at 46% and that Romeny’s bounce has eroded so that is why Obama is ahead at least I thought that is what I read.
“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows President Obama attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. “
With the margin of error factored in I would say it is a tie.
These polls are making me sick, but I have never been so strongly motivated to vote.
Obama must go....
What is the GOP selling?
A non-Christian liberal candidate whose as vague on his action plan as Obama was in 2008?
Do I care that Obama is back up? Not really.
I think Romney is going to win, but it’s not going to be by any landslide.
Gallup?? Gallup?? Gallup has been in the pocket of the Democrats since JFK.
R u effin’ kidding me?
It appears as though Gallup made a deal with the DOJ. Drop the “lawsuit” and we’ll give your “messiah” a huge bump after the DNC freak sh...I mean convention.
It’s not looking good with less than 2 months to go . I don’t see the debates helping Romney with the left moderating and Obama more than likely getting the questions handed to him in advance . Add in the voter fraud and what do you get ? An Obama victory .
C'mon. Why do you think. It was on Television!
We live in a country where millions of brain dead idiots actually cared enough about "American Idol" to get off their asses and call in a vote for those half-assed phoney baloneys. Why shouldn't the drooling masses be swayed by their hero Billyboy, the rapist sodomizer, and his baggage handler?
Those Nigerian emails are scams?
I would like to see these pollster’s questions.